I am honored to have been selected as the Interim Community Leader/Interim Executive Director for L'Arche Noah Sealth. As the parent of a young adult with a disability, I am keenly aware of how important it is to have a community in whom you can trust to take care of your loved ones. As a non-profit professional for over 30 years I have spent the majority of my career in the areas of health and human services and education. I enjoy digging into operations and programming challenges, analyzing complex situations to determine root causes, and developing real-world solutions to successfully address problems. I use a unified team approach which includes professional staff, organizational volunteer leaders, and community stakeholders, all working towards the same objectives.
As a professional interim executive, I also know how critical it is for an organization such as L'Arche Noah Sealth to be able to move through a leadership transition successfully. I am excited to work with everyone connected to L’Arche and to take L’Arche Noah Sealth through their leadership transition as gracefully as possible. I look forward to getting to know this thriving community of people with and without intellectual disabilities and to serve as a bridge into the future. On a more personal note, I enjoy hot yoga, power walks, volunteering with the Jewish group at two of the men’s correctional facilities in Monroe, WA, and I owned my own catering business (for 10 years). I now use baking as a stress reliever much to the delight of my husband, adult children and our friends who get to taste whatever it is I am whipping up at the moment. I promise you will all get to sample my culinary gifts during my time with L’Arche!